Syracuse fraternity members charged after pledge suffers frostbite

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have charged two Syracuse University fraternity members for an outdoor hazing stunt that could cost a pledge four of his fingers due to frostbite.

The Syracuse Police Department says three young men pledging the Nu Alpha Phi fraternity were taken to a city park around midnight Saturday and made to do exercises, including push-ups and crawling in the snow, while not wearing gloves.

One of the pledges experienced pain in his hands and sought treatment Sunday. Doctors told him he may lose his ring and pinkie fingers on both hands because of severe frostbite.

Police on Wednesday arrested two frat members — 19-year-old Tae Kim and 21-year-old Jeffrey Yam — and charged them with misdemeanor hazing.

It could not immediately be determined if the two men had lawyers.

Syracuse University has suspended the frat.

 

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